All profits gained from this isn’t merely for the sake of our advantage, for we are helping local people by funding educational, health and economic programs administered by Somatua Foundation.
The programs developed with Somatua Foundation; “flying doctor” (organized by doctor care Indonesia foundation) to help people in the remote area of Intan Jaya. This program pioneered by Maximus Tipagau, a director of a local tour operator in Papua. He does not only focus himself on operating tourism business, but the health of the people surrounding him also concerns him. We take part in helping people in Asmat who suffers from malnutrition with food and other needs. Another program is the development of creative economy for local community around Carstensz through coffee plantation and a small-scale “Mountain Salt” manufacture.
In the educational field, he built a school in Ugimba where formal education is still a far away dream. A reading center in Timika, to back up children with their education. Other than that, we fund training programs for the locals to prepare them to become guides for upcoming tourists. In 2017 Adventure Carstensz with Somatua Foundation have built a reading corner in Timika, this place is very useful for community around it.
Through Somatua Foundation, PT Adventure Carstensz fully supports community development in Papua.